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Bowl: OC.159-1946

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze.
Shape: a bi-conical bowl with an everted, ‘hammer head’ rim descends via a carination onto a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim an inscription, while on the neck a guilloche pattern are painted. On the body a repeating arabesque pattern radiates from a central point on the base.
Exterior: on the neck an inscription is painted above a wavey line on the body. Glaze runs over the foot ring forming droplets.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, 1930

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael bequest, 1941, received, 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 1033 g
Width: 29.2 cm

Relative size of this object

29.2 cm9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1299 CE

Components of the work

Base Diameter 15.7 cm
Rim Diameter 29.2 cm

Materials used in production

black Pigment turquoise, runs over the foot ring forming droplets and covers the base unevenly Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Painting underglaze Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arabic letters are painted in black under the glaze

  • Text: not deciphered or obscured by glaze iridesence
  • Location: Rim
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Arabic letters are painted in black under the glaze

  • Text: not deciphered or obscured by glaze iridesence
  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: small circular label

  • Text: 30
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.159-1946
Primary reference Number: 77592
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/77592 Accessed: 2022-06-25 03:02:06

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